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Lists of Valid Studies Linking Nuclear Radiation to Cancer.

  1. Jun 30, 2011 #1
    Angela Merkel the Woman Iron Chancellor of Germany has called for the shutting down of Nuclear Power Plants throughout her country. I am a former Nuclear Reactor Plant Operator and for years I was a strong proponent of advancing the nuclear power industry. They could do no wrong in my eyes because I was obviously biased. Now that I have had several cancers removed and the doctor has confirmed that I have several more tumors in my body, I want to know the truth that the other side (the anti nuclear industry) have been yelling about.

    So, if you know of valid studies that clearly link Cancer to Nuclear Power plants, please post a link. If studies have failed to prove that link, Please list them, too. I want to know where the real scientific research is taking us. I have seen articles that claimed that breast Cancer rates are higher within fifty miles of operating nuclear power plants. Where has that statistically been confirmed? How about prostate cancer?

    Basically, are the valid studies out there, and if so why are we not being informed?
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2011 #2
    The kind of radiation that can cause cancer is ionizing radiation. Improper disposal of nuclear waste from reactors or accidents can release such radiation. And it is a well established fact that it can lead to cancer as well as things such as mutations and hence even show its effects on the next generation. The references provided in the wikipedia article are very good. Here are some direct links.

    http://www.bmj.com/content/331/7508/77.long

    http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/bio-effects-radiation.html
     
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  4. Jul 3, 2011 #3

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    And this study also found insignificant levels in the surround areas.
    There you go Joe, you can stop posting about this over and over.
     
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  5. Jul 3, 2011 #4
    Has he/she been posting about this on other subforums as well?
     
  6. Jul 3, 2011 #5

    Evo

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    Yes.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2011 #6
    The object of this string is to get both sides of the argument posted with links to studies.

    I had a vision that for those who are interested (Most are not.) they could come here and see the most up to date studies out there. To all who have contributed so far, thank you. I would hope to see about a hundred more studies listed on this site, especially studies conducted by institutions of higher learning that have no monetary interest in seeing an outcome skewed to the left or the right of the issue.

    We do know that most of the nuclear reactor plants around the world have been built in the past 40 years. So, it is NOW about time that we should be receiving viable data from the communities surrounding the nuclear reactor plants.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2011 #7

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    Why not go and make this list yourself? Go to http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/" [Broken] (the peer-reviewed literature database) and trawl through all the papers you can find on the subject to your heart's content.
     
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  9. Jul 4, 2011 #8
    That is for me a useless site.

    "NOTICE: Your IP address has not been recognized. Any further attempt to access this site will result in criminal prosecution. You have been warned."
     
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  10. Jul 4, 2011 #9

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    In that case I would suggest http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/" [Broken], it's more focused on medical and life science but you could still find the abstracts of many articles.
     
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  11. Jul 10, 2011 #10
    I understand your concerns. It must be frightening for you since you have had cancer. Let's see if I can help relieve some of your concerns. The internationally peer-review journal NATURE published an article on May 6, 2011 entitled "Nuclear power plants cleared of leukaemia - Investigation of cancer clusters should turn to non-radiation causes, say British researchers." http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110506/full/news.2011.275.html

    Also, in 2011 the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) produced by the Health Protection Agency for the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment has more valuable information. http://www.comare.org.uk/press_releases/documents/COMARE14report.pdf

    Hope all goes well with you. Take care.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2011 #11
    google scholar is also quite handy: http://scholar.google.com/schhp?hl=en&as_sdt=0,1
     
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  13. Aug 11, 2011 #12
    Man, that's a nasty story to have to tell. Genuinely sorry for you.
    I hope you can get some solid information.
     
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